A consistent choice of celebrities and top party planners for over 20 years, Jose Conde is "one of NY's most important Latin voices" (TIMEOUT NY), and a dynamic and charismatic Cuban American singer, performer, producer and bandleader.
Recent gig activity for Conde includes leading bands in top public and private venues in notable spaces such as MOMA, Museum of the City of New York, Lincoln Center, Sunset Beach-Shelter Island, Mexico City's Publico Prim Museum, Miami Beach Bath Club, Dumbo Archway and more. In a recent Vermont wedding Conde officiated the vows, did DJ sets, led an octet version of Ola Fresca, MC"d and brought the house down with a super night of music (see the dance with the Mango Pic on this site!)
Conde is currently booking the OLA FRESCA Cuban Salsa sextet or Octet, Small and medium size band (4-5 pieces) and solo,duo trio options performing Cuban, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, and other styles of music applicable for your event. No matter how many musicians we bring for your event, we deliver top quality, swing and authentic dance inspiring Latin music! Jose Conde has 72 + verified bookings on Gigmasters and many, many fans and satisfied customers in over 15 years of work performing in the NY City. See our many super reviews below. Find us on itunes or Spotify or Pandora. For over 15 years Conde and his bands have thrilled public and private audiences in thousands of events large and small in New York, Miami and South Florida, across the USA, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Book Now!.
Well versed in Cuban son, classic Salsa, timba, jazz, bolero, descarga, trova, American songbook, funk, and more Conde and his musicians have a wide repertoire that includes popular and obscure covers as well as their own lauded originals. With ample time and within our artistic discretion, specially requested music is also possible. Some of the band's influences include Buena Vista Social Club, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, Ruben Blades, Beny More, Isaac Delgado, NG La Banda, The Meters, Earth Wind and Fire, Los Van Van, Guillermo Portabales, Changui, Guajira, Los Papines, Pete Conde Rodriguez, Perez Prado, Gran Combo etc.
In 2008 Conde and his concert band OLA FRESCA won the Best Latin Album Independent, Music Award for their all original music Latin dance album, (R)evolucion, receiving outstanding international critical acclaim from amongst others, NYTIMES, BBC, and NPR.
Conde and his colleagues are top level concert artists who enjoy bringing the highest standard of Latin music to events of any caliber or budget. Contact us for availability. Quotes are given only after a phone consultation.
While his music and musicianship delivers authentic powerful Latin sound , Jose Conde brings unparalleled professionalism and vision to all aspects of private events. He is meticulous in preparation, planning, and communication with client, working to ensure they are happy and secure at every step of the process, not just the gig. Conde has collaborated with some of the top party planners in the industry producing highly exclusive live music events in New York and throughout the US and internationally. Other than the Brooklyn based Salsa/Cuban roots dance band Ola Fresca, Conde also leads his own solo World Latin funk ensemble and the children's project Baby Loves Salsa which is a Quartet (RopeaDope/Sony-2008). Private events are customized to budget and taste within certain parameters and feature configurations of Jose's bands from small rustic groups to large ensembles or also featuring Conde as a solo performer.
Jose Conde y Ola Fresca have been featured in Montreal Jazz Festival, New York Summerstage, Lincoln Center, New Orleans Voodoo Festival, Santa Monica Pier, Cipriani, Joes Pub, SOB's, and countless public and private events large and small across the US and abroad. Here is some of the reaction : "Utterly swinging" -BOSTON GLOBE, "Brilliant. Thrilling" -BILLBOARD. Jose Conde has produced 3 internationally acclaimed original albums
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Solo to 10 piece, 18 piece mambo band. Ola Fresca Concert Octet
We have many options and configure the size and musical focus of the band to the client's taste and budget as much as possible.
The pan -Latin repertoire is vast, the music is intoxicating, elegant, and for dancers or non dancers, Spanish or non Spanish speakers all swoon.
* * * * BEST LATIN ALBUM Winner! -2008 Independent Music Awards (R)Evolucion * * * *
* * * * BEST LATIN BAND Gigmasters Winner!! 2010, 2008 * * * *
Member of BMI, NARAS, APAP, 3x WOMEX World Music Conference member
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